i believe in telling your story
Hi there, I’m Kristen! I'm a wedding + portrait photographer because I relish in love stories and I encourage cultivating marriages. I document genuine love for joyful brides and grooms. I love what marriage stands for. Having gotten married in 2012, I can truly say that there's nothing quite like the assurance of forever. And because of that, photographing weddings is a great honor to me.
My love for photography began in high school. Back then, I learned to shoot on a 35mm film camera. I processed and developed my own film and made enlargements in the dark room. Those were some of the best days! I immediately fell in love with the photography industry and purposed in my heart to make a career out if it one day.
I ended up going into nursing school and practiced as a nurse for 8 years. I graduated with honors from Florida Atlantic University with my bachelor of science in nursing. While working as a nurse, I met my husband and we got married! I picked up the camera again and I never put it down. After having a child and simultaneously running a photography business, we decided it would be best for me to resign from my job as a nurse to just focus on my family and my business. I’ve never looked back!
It is my belief that all of my clients deserve to have their photos printed and enjoyed in their home. Whether it be on the wall or in the pages of an album, there’s a piece of history and a story to be told in each photograph.
I prefer genuine emotion over static, angular posing. There is nothing cookie cutter about how I photograph my clients! It’s important to me that I photograph my clients as who they are; not who I want them to be. After all, I want to create images that are timeless, not trendy.
I completely understand how vulnerable it is to be in front of a camera. Can we say, awkward?! That being said, I do provide lots and lots of guided direction from behind the camera. You will never feel alone! I am constantly talking and giving direction in order to capture the best of my clients.
Natural light is the prettiest light. I am inspired by golden sunlight and soft tones. As a natural light photographer I utilize the sunlight to obtain clean, crisp, soft images.
I am proud to say that my work has been published in The Stuart Magazine, The Happy Closet Blog, Floridian Social, Wedding Chicks, Kate Aspen, Astrid and Mercedes, Borrowed and Blue, The Glittery Bride, Aisle Memories and Zola.
For the last couple of years I have worked as a fashion photographer for All For Color and Sloane Ranger. I’ve also photographed for a local accessory company, Prep Obsessed.
I enjoy working with lifestyle brands, lifestyle fashion bloggers and photographing other creatives and small business owners for their own branding material. I am honored to have been awarded Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice award in 2018 and 2019.